Botanical Name: Oenanthe javanica
Water Celery is a perennial bog plant with a strong celery flavour that becomes milder with cooking. It grows to 60 cm when in flower in most areas of Australia. The leaves and tender stems are eaten raw in salads, used in soups, or to flavour rice; the white roots are also edible. It spreads rapidly to form a dense mat and prefers full sun to a partially shaded position.
Weed Warning: Care should be taken to keep it out of natural watercourses
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Plant Information or Specifications
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Perennial Leafy Greens (#PerennialLeafyGreens)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Customer Comments on Water Celery
Can be invasive even in a snmall pond so keep under control by dividing and sharing or eating.Mild celery flavor -also called Chinese celery and Water Parsley which it also resembles slightly in flavor.Chooks love it too. | Sue Bee - Glenormiston South, Victo 15-Jun-2018
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